PBL 2018: Ahmedabad Smash Masters vs Mumbai Rockets, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 09, 2018 21:48 IST

Ahmedabad Smash Masters def Mumbai Rockets 5-0


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And with that, we wrap up our live coverage of Day 18 of the PBL 2018.

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And with that dominant display, the Ahmedabad Smash Masters become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals!

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What a thumping performance that was by the Ahmedabad Smash Masters!

They demolished the Mumbai Rockets 5-0

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Ahmedabad couldn't do much after that as Tan & Lee finish in style!

15-10, 15-9

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But Nandagopal is showing some fire here. Some fantastic exchanges at the net and the two pairs are tied at 9-9

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Lee Yong Dae is looking very much determined to gift his team their first win of the nigh.


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It's 2-2 in Game 2

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Mumbai stave off the late surge from Ahmedabad and take the opening game


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It's a slender one-point advantage for the Mumbai pair now.


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It's 7-5 to the Mumbai Rockets.

Can they get their first win of the night?

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It's 3-3 in men's doubles currently

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But Sourabh staves off the challenges and bags the game 15-11

The win goes to Sourabh Verma and the Ahmedabad Smash Masters

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Sameer is now trying to disrupt Sourabh's rhythm with a few dropshots.


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Some spring in Sameer's steps now, but he has let his elder brother build a big lead already.


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And Sourabh has settled in this game and looks more confident of the two again


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Sameer once again has a slender lead of one point.


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Pressure is now on Sameer to make amends in Game 2.

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What a determined comeback that was from the elder brother!

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In a spectacular turn of events, Sourabh levelled the score at 14-14 and then held his nerves to bag the opener.

15-14 to Ahmedabad

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Sameer reached game point after a FABULOUS 50-shot rally that had both the dugouts on their feet!

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Sourabh is a bit erratic, which is why he is squandering whatever little chance he is getting.

Trails 11-13

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The younger brother looks the more confident of the two right now.

Sameer up 8-5 going into the interval

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It's 4-4 to start off things with!

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It's now a big clash between brothers! Sourabh faces Sameer and both are the Trump players for their respective teams!

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Three wins on the trot for Ahmedabad tonight!

They lead 3-0

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Tai still has the lead but this is just fantastic showing from the Mumbai player.


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It's a different Tai Tzu Ying after the break!

She has marched her way to 11-6

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Tai made a roaring comeback as expected but Zhang is still giving a good account of herself here.


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And 4-0

This is incredible!

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Some excellent net play from Zhang in Game 2.


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15-9 goes the first game to Tai.

How does she make it look so easy and effortless time and again?

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It's 11-8 to the World No. 1 as she looks to break away 

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Zhang made a pretty decent comeback after that early onslaught from Tai.

Trails 6-8

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And Tai is already giving a masterclass of her incredible deception!


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It's 2-2 in the initial stages

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It's now time for Tai Tzu Ying magic! The World No. 1 will surely be eager to get back to winning ways after losing her last match to PV Sindhu!

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Prannoy DOES IT!

And throws his racquet to the screaming fans!

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With a 330 kmph smash winner to Son's forehand, Prannoy reaches match points!


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Big, Big Scream from Prannoy as he finds 3 BIG smashes to level matters!


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It's a sudden lapse in focus from Prannoy!

Son races ahead to 11-8

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Son Wan Ho is moving way better now and takes an 8-6 lead at the mid-game interval.

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It's currently all level.


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It's a 3-2 lead for the Indian national champion currently

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HS Prannoy showed excellent composure and great footwork to bag the opening game.


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It's still a very close call. Hard to separate the two shuttlers at the moment.


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Prannoy is showing great hands at the net to get the better of Son.

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